What is the Profiling & Assessment Training (PAT)?

The Profiling & Assessment Training (PAT) is a practical, hands-on training designed with the aim of building the capacity of the humanitarian and development community to conduct collaborative profiling exercises in displacement situations. Developed by IVAP with the support of UNOCHA, the content is built around IVAP experience of profiling of protracted displacement situations.

Upon completion, participants shall be able to develop and apply a range of vital profiling skills, including;
  • Understand the basic underlying concept of Profiling & Assessment.
  • Identifying when profiling is the most appropriate approach.
  • Understanding key players and establishing a coordination mechanism for profiling.
  • Developing an effective methodology, based on quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Developing questionnaires and analysis plans.
  • Organizing field data collection and data processing.
  • Analyzing data, developing reports, and disseminating results.

The practical emphasis of the Profiling & Assessment Training (PAT) gives participants the sense that they have actually undertaken a profiling exercise, boosting technical knowledge and enhancing their confidence to carry out a real exercise in the future.

Training goal

The underlying goal of conducting the Profiling & Assessment Training (PAT) is to strengthen coordination with and among the humanitarian actors/Government to develop a platform of data exchange for effective and inform decision making. With this IVAP aims to encourage the development of a strong and responsive systems for data collection, management and analysis. To enhance coordination among humanitarian community and government institutions by increasing their knowledge with different aspects of profiling and assessment along with data management for informed decisions on the needs of affected population.

Course content: Three days overview of PAT

Day one: Introduction to Profiling & developing Methodology

Day one introduces participants to the profiling process and different phases of profiling. Taking participants through fundamentals that enables a collaborative profiling exercise successful. Mostly focusing on group work. The participants goes through secondary data review process and designing concept note and analytical framework through group exercise.

Day two: Development of Tools & Field Implementation

Focusing on steps of developing a comprehensive and tailored methodology for the profiling exercise, based on clearly defined and mutually agreed-upon objectives. It takes participants through both theoretical and practical elements and looks at both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Based on having a well-defined methodology, the content focuses on sampling approaches and selecting and developing the appropriate tools for data collection. Focuses on the steps moving forward from preparation to implementation participant’s work together to develop a comprehensive and detailed work plan.

Day three: Data analysis, reporting and dissemination

Day three covers the final stages of the profiling process, including the analysis of a fictional dataset, the validation of findings, reporting and presentation approaches and how to best disseminate results. The course ends with a conclusion session and the post-training assessment.


This participatory workshop will be conducted with the aim to involve all humanitarian actors, government bodies, NGOs, INGOs and cluster systems for disseminating knowledge and implementing new approaches to current situations in KP in context of TDPs return and to possible hazardous situation regarding flood and other natural calamities and to broader their vision by assigning roles and responsibilities for better coordination will which will result in improved and shared understanding of clear direction of future engagements.